Paramount Pictures today revealed the synopsis for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 17, 2013.
Alright, I’ll be honest…I love horror movies, but the caliber of the genre has been declining steadily. I think that the only reason I held any hope for Fright Night was that it stars Colin Farrell. The lead-in music held up my hope, with a very dramatic horror-esque build.
The Smurfs seemed like a good idea on the small screen thirty years ago. The little blue people, three apples high, have won my heart as one of the 1980’s kids who watched it on Saturday Morning. They filled my heart with laughter, kindness, and that warm fuzzy. The Smurfs cartoon will always be a timeless classic to me. Let’s us fast forward to 2010s. It is a time where the beloved cartoon goes where many cartoons have tried and failed before; the big screen. Directed by Raja Gosnell, The Smurfs went to same road as Alvin & the Chipmunks, Garfield, Scooby-Doo and countless others by taking a great
product from our childhood and turning it into a modern day/live action/CGI mess. Here is my smurfin’ review of this latest nauseating nostalgia move by Hollywood.
I must admit, though I prefer heading into movies with only the freshest of perspectives, the little I read about Jodie Foster’s latest directorial effort dashed my hopes a bit. The opinions I allowed to taint my palate weren’t horrid, but the consensus was that while Mel excelled, it did little to elevate the script, direction and overall quality of the film. Well they could not have been more wrong. This is not a return to form for Gibson, his skill and talent never left; rather a return to seeing him after being absent to sort out issues in his personal life.
Marcus Wright, a death row inmate, is about to die when he is visited by a physician dying of cancer. She offers him a second chance of life if he donates his body to science. He was skeptical at first but decides to taste death and signs his life away.